Husqvarna rider to switch back to motocross for one-off event.
Reigning Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations (MXoN) champions Team France has named Christophe Charlier (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) as Dylan Ferrandis’ (Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha) replacement for the 1 October event at Matterley Basin in Great Britain.
Charlier, a former MXGP regular, made the switch to off-road racing in 2017, however still possesses the credentials to be a strong candidate in the squad alongside Gautier Paulin (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) and Romain Febvre (Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing).
Kemea Yamaha’s Benoit Paturel, who was a member of last year’s winning team, was initially named as a replacement, however sustained an injury, ultimately ruling him out of selection.
The Frenchman will contend the MX2 division, making the switch from Husqvarna’s FE 350 to its quarter-litre machine for his one-off return to motocross.
Charlier was recently a member of France’s World Trophy team that captured victory at the FIM International Six-Day Enduro (ISDE) in Brive, France.